Colts vs. Patriots was expected to be compelling from the start. Instead, it turned out to be a slow-burning game which didn't reveal its true colors until the 12-minute mark of the second quarter.
Around that time, with Indianapolis up 14-7, Andrew Luck threw a trio of incomplete passes. On fourth down, Julian Edelman stepped in to receive Pat McAfee's punt.
Edelman caught the ball and split multiple defenders on his way to the outside. When three defenders caught up with him, he cut to the inside. When more defenders pounced, he weaved his way back to the sideline. From there, it was an old-fashioned race to the finish line.
Delone Carter was Indianapolis' last hope of stopping the runaway train. When Carter went down, it was over. Edelman skipped into the end zone, completing his electrifying 68-yard return.
The crowd at Gillette Stadium went nuts. So did the Patriots. The collective energy was so high and so intense, it sparked Aqib Talib's 59-yard pick-six on Indianapolis' next drive.
The Patriots went on to smash the Colts, 59-24.